Sniper games have been headlining many times before, starting with Monthly.
I think it’s fair to say that Choice, during the last year or so, has seen a general reduction in the profile of the games included. We have touched on this before.
The early Choices bundles has not just (very) good games, but games people wanted. I probably wrote something very much like this previously, too.
So it’s easier to skip now for people who have a backlog. It makes a lot more sense skipping games that seem alright, but you might not be interested enough in, to be able to find the time to play them at all.
It seems to me this must affect subscription numbers negatively, and in turn, potentially set off a downward spiral effect.
At the end of the day, my point of view is kind of specialist and narrow, so perhaps Humble it’s squeezing better performance out of these bundles than it looks to me.
For me personally, it begs the question of how much money I can save by staying not subscribed, and what kind of utility I can get out of every single dollar saved this way.
I would be inclined to think that, if they have trouble getting me on board by regularly offering bundles at eight bucks a pop, the outlook is not great.
Or maybe the bulk of their audience has a different customer profile, one for whom Choice is still offering subjectively good bang for buck.